Brooks Koepka learned a valuable lesson in his most recent match against Michael Jordan: Never talk trash to No. 23.
Koepka told "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday of a head-to-head contest he had with Jordan "four or five years ago," during which he took a little jab at the basketball legend while up one with two holes remaining.
"We were walking onto 17 tee and I'm giving him shots on 17 and 18. I forget what I said - I said something to him," Koepka said. "And he tees the ball up, he takes a practice swing, and he goes, 'It's the fourth quarter, baby, I don't lose.'"
"This is the MJ I remember," Koepka added about what he was thinking at the time.
In true Jordan fashion, he came up clutch and won the final two holes.
"Obviously he goes on to win 17," Koepka said. "Then he just kind of looked at me on 18 tee, and on 18 green I remember he shook my hand and wanted to know where my wallet was at."
Perhaps a match would end differently today now that Koepka has four major championships under his belt.
"It's probably the last time I've smack talked him," Koepka told Scott Van Pelt of ESPN.
He added: "I have not played him since, but hopefully we'll tee it up again soon."